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The work, "Wounds and Fractures" by H. Winnett Orr, is a tribute to the surgical skill of an exceptional man, but the author fails to realize that methods which are simple to him may be impossible for others less gifted to carry out.
He emphasizes early treatment of fractures and will accept nothing but the best possible position and fixation. Good surgery is demanded as a preliminary to successful (Orr method) infrequent dressing routine. It is refreshing to find one brave enough to treat wounds without once mentioning sulfonamides, which reiterates that good surgery is still at a premium. He
Wounds and Fractures.. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:553. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-17-3-553
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